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How to buy IRCTC (IRCTC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in IRCTC shares.

Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited is a railroads business based in India. IRCTC shares (IRCTC) are listed on the NSE and all prices are listed in Indian Rupee. IRCTC employs 1,372 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around INR9 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy IRCTC stock?

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IRCTC shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market closeINR4,189.50
52-week rangeINR1,288.31 - INR6,396.30
50-day moving average INR4,100.14
200-day moving average INR2,609.50
Wall St. target priceINR3,473.00
PE ratio 249.0598
Dividend yield INR5 (0.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) INR18.56

IRCTC stock price (NSE: IRCTC)

Use our graph to track the performance of IRCTC stocks over time.

IRCTC price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of INR4189.5 from 2021-10-26

1 week (2021-10-20) -5.52%
1 month (2021-09-28) 8.38%
3 months (2021-07-28) 83.46%
6 months (2021-04-28) 133.29%
1 year (2020-10-27) 215.95%
2 years (2019-10-27) 361.55%
3 years (2018-10-24) N/A
5 years (2016-10-24) N/A

Is IRCTC under- or over-valued?

Valuing IRCTC stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of IRCTC's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

IRCTC's P/E ratio

IRCTC's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 249x. In other words, IRCTC shares trade at around 249x recent earnings.


IRCTC's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is INR3.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a IRCTC's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

IRCTC financials

Revenue TTM INR9 billion
Operating margin TTM 33.33%
Gross profit TTM INR2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.83%
Return on equity TTM 13.59%
Profit margin 33.18%
Book value INR91.68
Market capitalisation INR739.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

IRCTC share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 96.9% of net profits

Recently IRCTC has paid out, on average, around 96.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), IRCTC shareholders could enjoy a 0.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In IRCTC's case, that would currently equate to about INR5 per share.

IRCTC's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have IRCTC's shares ever split?

IRCTC's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 27 October 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your IRCTC shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for IRCTC shares which in turn could have impacted IRCTC's share price.

IRCTC share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IRCTC's shares have ranged in value from as little as INR1288.3141 up to INR6396.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NSE average) beta is 1, while IRCTC's is 0.3936. This would suggest that IRCTC's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

IRCTC overview

Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited provides catering and hospitality, Internet ticketing, travel and tourism, and packaged drinking water services in India. The company offers mobile catering services, including on-board catering services through pantry cars on trains; train side vending contracts on mail/express and superfast trains; and pantry cars re-designing and development services. It is also involved in the management of various static catering units of railways, such as refreshment rooms, Jan Ahaars, and cell kitchens, as well as base kitchens; and 6 executive lounges in the railway stations, as well as reclining sofa, meals in buffet service, Wi-Fi internet services, shower facilities, and others. In addition, the company operates and maintains railway retiring rooms; operates 2 budget hotels under the Rail Yatri Niwas name; and offers e-catering, Internet ticketing, and accommodation services. Further, it operates irctctourism. com, a tourism portal; and provides rail-based tourism services comprising rail tour packages, special tourist trains, special interest trains, Buddhist circuit tourist train, majestic tourist train, Maharajas' Express, and Golden Chariot train services, as well as train, coach, and saloon charter services. Additionally, the company offers packaged drinking water under the Rail Neer name; air ticket booking and travel insurance services; and cruise packages services.

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